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Author Topic: Major noob guide needed to get private key from wallet.dat using pywallet (Mac)  (Read 105 times)
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January 06, 2018, 09:34:23 PM

I have an old wallet.dat that's either too old or corrupted to simply drop into bitcoin core and make work. It has been suggested that I try using pywallet to extract the keys so I can upload them to a new wallet, but I have no coding experience and have not ever used python before.   Ultimately, I need to get a nice idiots guide on what I need installed and what I need to type to extract the keys using OSX. Help appreciated. Thanks.

So far I have made it this far, but not sure where to go from here...
Mac OS X:
 1. Install MacPorts from
 2. sudo port install python27 py27-twisted py27-pip py-bsddb python_select
 3. sudo port select --set python python27
 4. sudo easy_install ecdsa

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